Information on this webpage is drawn from our 2005 report: Breast cancer - an environmental disease: the case for primary prevention, available free as a pdf, see Downloads. For current statistics and data, see our homepage.
Policies and projects relating to breast cancer prevention from other countries, at both national and regional levels, provide some inspiring models for the UK.
Examples of inspiring policies and projects relating to breast cancer prevention include:
- Europe: REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) This new EU chemicals legislation took effect from 1 June 2007, and implementation started in 2008. It was aimed at overhauling and modernising the EU's regulatory system for chemicals and to increase protection for human health and our environment.
- Canada: 2007 - Canadian Cancer Society accepts environmental links with cancer and starts promoting primary prevention.
- US: April, 2008 - The Environmental Hormone Disruption Act and the Womenís Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Act are introduced to the Senate as a result of work by breast cancer activists to promote the EUís original 2001 form of REACH as a model to be used in the US.
- EU: April, 2008 Ė MEPís voting to establish an EU Cancer Task Force agree to officially recognise that environmental causes such as pollution and chemical contamination must be considered in any strategy to combat cancer.
- Sweden: Pollution Reduction Programme
- Denmark: The Danish Chemicals Strategy
- USA: The Environmental Oncology Center
The Silent Spring Institute
- Canada: The Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition
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